Information is good.
It clears up misunderstandings, calms fears, and promotes harmony.
I put together a pdf, a one-page handout for urban and suburban chickeners to give to their neighbors along with that goodwill basket of eggs/goodies:
It gives an overview of the reasons we love our birds and answers some of the typical questions neighbors can have about living in proximity to chickens.
We don’t necessarily think we need to canvas the neighborhood handing these out willy-nilly, possibly stirring a pot which was bubbling along just fine. But when someone has expressed curiosity this is something to give them.
Print it out and tuck it into a hospitality offering of fresh laid eggs, perhaps some garden bounty, or a home-baked treat.
It might not work miracles, but it could make a convert or two.
If you use this handout, we’d love to hear how it went!